Tequila is the quintessential Mexican drink, with a unique flavor and rich history. Although it is commonly drunk in shots accompanied by salt and lemon (or lime), it can also be enjoyed in almost an infinite variety of cocktails. However, it is important to know how to choose the right glass for each cocktail, as each one has its own characteristics and specific uses. On this occasion, we will talk about the different types of glasses for drinking tequila that exist and their particularities.
The Best Tequila Glasses and Cups for Drinking Tequila
It will all depend on what type of drink you want to take: a Margarita, a Paloma, simple shots, or tall glass cocktails.
The Most Characteristic: The Margarita Glass
This glass is probably the most characteristic of all, especially designed to serve the Margarita cocktail, a drink made with tequila, lemon, and Cointreau. It has a characteristic shape, with a wide base and a rounded edge that narrows upwards. Its specific design is ideal for mixing and serving this delicious drink, and its elongated rim is designed to be smeared with salt and give the cocktail a unique flavor and texture. So if you’re enjoying a night of tequila, make sure you have a margarita glass on hand!
Another Tequila Glass for the Margarita
On the other hand, the Margarita can also be served in a wide and short glass like the one in the picture. In fact, at Altos, we have created our own version of the cocktail that uses this container, allowing us to add ice cubes instead of traditional crushed ice.
Tequila Sunrise Glass
As we saw in the recipe for the Tequila Sunrise, there are several ways to present this cocktail. However, the most commonly used tequila glass is the “highball” or tall glass, as it allows you to better appreciate the gradient of color generated by the mixture of orange juice and grenadine.
Even so, we invite you to go to the original recipe and see what alternatives we offer you to give it a different touch in terms of presentation.
Himalayan Salt Glasses
Another very particular type of glass made of Himalayan salt that adds a salty flavor to the drink itself without the need to add it. We usually recommend taking tequila in normal shot glasses, but if you are an adventurer you can try this different version.
Tequila Shot Glasses
Tequila shot glasses are no mystery. Small containers of 2-3 oz commonly made of glass or ceramic, in the latter case with decorative motifs, that serve to take the tequila in one go (if you dare). They can be round or even square, like the one we use to serve the Bandera Shot.
The Classic Mule
Another very well-known tequila glass is the “Mule” with which you can make the recipe for the Mexican Mule cocktail. Traditionally used in the famous Moscow Mule, a cocktail made with vodka, ginger beer, and lime juice.
Drink How You Drink, Always Altos
It doesn’t matter how you present it, what you mix it with, when you drink it, or if it’s with company or alone. It doesn’t matter if you drink it in summer or in winter. If it’s the first or if the night starts to end. If it’s your first time or you are a veteran. It doesn’t matter, because whether you drink it how you drink it, Altos will always be your tequila. 100% Blue Agave of the highest quality and from Jalisco: Olmeca Altos wishes you a great drink.